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TRADOC Summer Concerts
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army Music program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. The band's various ensembles frequently travel throughout the country, in performance of their missions. The band also supports military ceremonies on and off Fort Eustis.
Monday, May 30, 2016, 10 am
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Victory Brass
Memorial Day Ceremony Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, VA
Monday, May 30, 2016, 10 am
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Marching Band
133rd Memorial Day Parade High Street, Portsmouth, VA
Friday, June 3, 2016, 7 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Concert Band
Music by the Bay Gazebo, Fort Monroe, VA
Saturday, July 02, 2016, 10 am
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band TRADOC Rock & Arsenal Brass
Military Appreciation Day Kings Dominion Theme Park, Doswell, VA
Monday, July 4, 2016, 7 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Concert Band
Great American Picnic Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA
Monday, July 4, 2016, 8 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Arsenal Brass
Yorktown 4th of July Celebration Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, VA
Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 6:30 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Jazz Combo
Military Concert Series Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, VA

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 7 pm
Kinneret Ely, sorano; Chun-Wei Kang, piano
Soprano Kinneret Ely grew up in Williamsburg and is now pursuing an opera career in New York; her September 2015 recital was broadcast on Israel's Classical Music radio station. Her performance at the Williamsburg Art Gallery, with baritone Suchan Kim and pianist Alyssa Melchers, drew an audience of over 200 people. She will give a program of beloved opera arias, art songs, Israeli songs, and more. Chun-Wei Kang will accompany her; she has played at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy an evening of beautiful singing. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for seniors, military, police, firefighters, teachers, and college faculty and staff. To purchase tickets, please visit www.artful.ly/store/events/9189. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the day of the concert. For more information, please visit www.kinneretely.com, or contact: Kinneret Ely, at (757) 876-2971, or kinneretely@gmail.com Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg 23185

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 7:30 pm
The Governor’s School for the Arts Chamber Orchestra: A Concert of Some Sort
Students and faculty from the Governor’s School for the Arts perform chamber and orchestral works in a concert featuring 2016 GSA Concerto Competition Winner Christopher Campbell. This program will be the first Governor’s School performance at the Slover Library. LeJeune: Revecy venir du printans; J.S. Bach, Contrapunctus I from The Art of the Fugue; Haydn: String Quartet Op. 76, No. 4 “Sunrise”; Mozart: Oboe Quartet KV 330; Piazzolla: Milonga sin palabras; J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6; Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major, KV 313, Christopher Campbell, soloist.  Free and open to the public. Slover Library, Sixth Floor, 235 East Plume Street, Norfolk

June Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Thursday, June 2, 2016, 8 pm
Children’s Choir Concert
Cheyenne All-City Children’s Choir from Cheyenne, Wyoming, Marilyn Collins, Artistic Directo; Anna Mummert, Accompanist
Saturday, June 4, 8 pm
Early Music Ensemble
MIRA from Charlottesville, Virginia, Raven Hunter, Director
Tuesday, June 7, 8 pm
Cello Ensemble Concert
Tidewater Cello Ensemble, Susan Hines, Director
Thursday, June 9, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, June 11, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Heritage Chorale from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Barry Sawyer, Director
Tuesday, June 14, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, June 16, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Stephen E. Henley, Organist from Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia
Saturday, June 18, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, June 21, 8 pm
Military Band Concert
U. S. Army TRADOC Band from Ft. Eustis in Newport News, Virginia
Thursday, June 23, 8 pm
Banjo & Harpsichord Recital
John Bullard, Banjo & Markus Compton, Harpsichordist from Richmond, Virginia
Saturday, June 25, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, June 28, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, June 30, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Christopher Reynolds, Organist from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
June 4, 18, 25 - Rebecca Davy, Organist
June 11 - Sarah Bland, Organist

TRADOC Band Music Under the Stars at Magnolia Park
The 84th annual season of Music Under the Stars begins Thursday, June 2 at beautiful Magnolia Park on the banks of the James River on Fort Eustis. Come enjoy the sounds of the TRADOC Band throughout the summer every Thursday night at 7 PM through August 25. Please join us this summer for Music Under the Stars! A season vehicle pass is not required in order to attend the Music Under the Stars summer concert series, but having one for your vehicle will save you time entering the Fort Eustis gate. Visit http://www.tradoc.army.mil/band/MUTS/muts.asp to get your RAPID ACCESS Vehicle Pass. For inclement weather and other information visit: www.tradocband.com
Thursday, June 2, 2016, 7 pm
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band Concert Band
84th Music Under the Stars Season Opener Magnolia Park, Fort Eustis, VA
Thursday, June 9, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Army Birthday
Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Shore Groove
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Big Band
Thursday, June 30, 2016. 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Thursday, July 7, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Shore Groove
Thursday, July 14, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC HOAB Blue Aces
Thursday, July 21, 2016
TRADOC Arsenal Brass
Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Thursday, August 04, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Big Band
Thursday, August 11, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Thursday, August 18, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Big Band
Thursday, August 25, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Season Finale – 1812 Overture

Friday, June 3, 2016, 8 pm
VSO: The Music of David Bowie
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents The Music of David Bowie with lead singer Jean Meilleur – backed by his 8-piece rock band along with the musicians of the VSO, conducted by Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous.  Hear Bowie’s greatest hits, including “Rebel Rebel,” “Starman,” and “Let’s Dance,” in full spectacle! Over his career, Bowie sold an estimated 140 million albums worldwide and received numerous accolades including two Grammy awards and four Brit awards, among many others. Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 17, 1996. In 2016, Rolling Stone proclaimed Bowie “the greatest rock star ever.” Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 9 a.m. and range in price from $20-$70. For tickets, call 757.892.6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org. For group sales of 10 or more, call 757.466.3047. Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510.

Music by the Bay at Fort Monroe Summer Concert Series
Fort Monroe has scheduled its annual Music by the Bay at Fort Monroe Summer Concert Series. The performances will kick off Friday, June 3rd at 7pm with a performance by the US Army TRADOC Band. Performances will take place at the Bandstand at Continental Park featuring outstanding regional military bands and area concert bands each Thursday at 7pm. The July 4th concert will begin at 6:30pm at Wherry Quarter and will feature two ensembles from the USAF Heritage of America Bands.  All concerts are free and open to the public.  Fort Monroe is located just off of I-64, exit 268, Mallory Street exit.  Continental Park is located at the intersection of Fenwick and Ingalls Roads.  Visit fmauthority.com
Thursday, June 9, 7 pm
Tonight’s performers will be the US Navy Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble. The U.S. Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble, led by Lieutenant Coats is the largest of the U.S. Fleet Forces Band’s performing units. The band’s repertoire ranges from traditional martial music to patriotic favorites and the finest works from the wind band literature.
Thursday, June 16, 7 pm
Rhythm in Blue features the diverse talents of 15 professional musicians whose commitment to excellence has earned worldwide acclaim and military distinction. The band incorporates a wide repertoire of jazz and fusion, from big band swing to cutting-edge contemporary music. Their fabulous vocalist radiates sounds of the great jazz divas and inspires with patriotic classics.
Thursday, June 23, 7 pm
To Be Announced
Thursday, June 30, 7 pm
TBA
Monday, July 4, 7 pm
Featured performers will be the USAF Heritage of America Concert Band from Langley Air Force Base.
Thu, July 7, 7 pm
US Fleet Forces Jazz Combo. U.S. Fleet Forces Band, known as “The Finest of the Fleet." Under the direction of Lieutenant Robert J. Coats, the band is staffed by some of the U.S. Navy’s finest and most talented musicians.
Thursday, July 14, 7 pm
TBA
Thursday, July 21, 7 pm
TBA
Thursday, July 28, 7 pm
TBA
Thursday, August 4, 7 pm
TBA
Thursday, August 11, 7 pm
TBA
Thursday, August 18, 7 pm
TBA
Thursday, August 25, 7 pm
TBA

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 6 - 11 pm
Arts Enter Cape Charles’ 20th Annual Benefit by the Bay
Arts Enter Cape Charles’ 20th Annual Benefit by the Bay Join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year and help support music, art, and theater classes, children’s summer theater camps, stage productions, and movie nights. This year’s theme is “The Roaring 20th.”  Meet us at “The Pearl Speakeasy” at the Oyster Farm at Kings Creek for dining, dancing, selfie stations, and FUN! Dress is “20’s Spiffy” (optional). Tickets, $100., available at Periwinkles, Rayfields, The Lemon Tree Gallery in Cape Charles, and here on EventBrite. Questions:  www.artsentercapecharles.org or BBB2016@artsentercapecharles.org The Pearl Events Venue, 500, Marina Village Cir, Cape Charles, VA 23310

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 3 pm
A Casual Afternoon at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church with Del Fionn Sykes accompanied by Oksana Lutsyshyn
June has been declared to be African-American Appreciation Music Month.   During this month we celebrate artists who have both shaped and told stories of our nation’s history.  The influence of African-American artists and composers can be heard in symphony halls, church sanctuaries, stadiums and on broadcast media. Del Fionn Sykes cordially invites you to join her for a 45-55 minute program that fosters appreciation of and honors music that is composed, arranged and/or performed by African-Americans.  Tenor/Baritone Glenn Hersch and Soprano Lorraine M. Bell will also participate in this concert. Free will offering. For information call 757-340-8420 or email at olutsysh@odu.edu Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 4 pm
Prisca Benoit, pianist & Amit Peled, cello
Ohef Sholom Temple presents French pianist Prisca Benoit, Israeli cellist Amit Peled, and lecturer Kamal Chemali, MD together for a concert / lecture. The program is organized by the Sentara Music and Medicine Center and presented by Ohef Sholom Temple. Free and open to the public. Reservations to the program and reception are not required but are kindly requested for planning purposes. They may be made by email - reservations@ohefsholom.org - or by calling the temple office (757-625-4295). Ohef Sholom Temple, 530 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 5:30 pm
Festal Evensong and Organ Recital
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Join the Parish Choir in the final Evensong of the season, and wish them well as they embark on their tour to England!  Virtuoso organist Frederick Teardo from Birmingham, AL will present an organ recital following evensong.  www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 7 pm
VSO: The Music of Star Wars: The Symphony Strikes Back!
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Rouse, resident conductor, will perform John Williams’s iconic music for the classic Star Wars film trilogy. Regularly performed by orchestras nationwide, John Williams’s music is a fixture of VSO performances, and this year is no exception as the VSO dedicates a concert to his Academy Award and Grammy-winning scores to Star Wars. John Williams is a fifty-time Oscar nominee for his music, and is well-known for his vast musical film credits spanning from Jaws to E.T. and Harry Potter.  His score to George Lucas’s two Star Wars trilogies are widely celebrated. Tickets will go on sale April 5, 2016 at 9 a.m. and start at $25.  For tickets, call 757.892.6366, visit www.virginiasymphony.org or the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. For group sales of 10 or more, call 757.466.3047. Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News

Monday, June 6, 2016, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 7:30 pm

Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestra: The Year 1905
The Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestra, Jeff Phelps, director, gives two year end performances at the historic Roper Theater. Jean Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela, Op. 22, No. 2 (1900); Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 in G Minor, Opus 103 “The Year 1905” (1957). Tickets: $15 general | $5 students, available via www.tccropercenter.org/events or at the door. TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk.

Virginia Children’s Chorus Auditions
Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the 2016-2017 season June 7, 11 & 14 and August 20, 22 & 23, 2016. Auditions will be at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by calling our Chorus Manager at (757) 440-9100. We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approx. grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun! To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net. For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents Spring and Summer Outdoor Concerts
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is gearing up for its annual outdoor concert series, which will take place this year, all concerts are free and open to the public, from May to August at venues in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Gloucester. All concerts are free and open to the public, from May to August at venues in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Gloucester. Full concert details are available at www.VirginiaSymphony.org. witter: @VASymphony |Facebook: facebook.com/virginiasymphony
Thursday, June 9, 8:30 pm
In Norfolk at Town Point Park. A joint celebration of the 20th Virginia Arts Festival Finale and a kick-off to the 40th anniversary of Norfolk’s Harborfest. Conducted by Rob Fisher and co-presented with Norfolk Festevents and the City of Norfolk.
Thursday, July 7, 7:30 pm
In Virginia Beach at Neptune’s Park’s 31st Street Stage. Part of the Symphony by the Sea series – Presented by the Breeden Company for the Neptune Festival.
Thursday, July 28, 7:30 pm
In Virginia Beach at Neptune’s Park’s 31st Street Stage. Part of the Symphony by the Sea series – Presented by the Breeden Company for the Neptune Festival.
Thursday, August 18, 7:30 pm
In Virginia Beach at Neptune’s Park’s 31st Street Stage. Part of the Symphony by the Sea series – Presented by the Breeden Company for the Neptune Festival.

Friday, June 10, 2016, 7 pm
16th Annual An Evening with Chrystal E.
Mezzo-soprano Chrystal E. Williams, Oksana Lutsyshyn, piano. Blackbox Theatre, Governor's School for the Arts, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 7 pm
Cabaret!
You won’t want to miss this year’s Cabaret!  The Parish Choir has hidden talents that you won’t hear on a Sunday morning. Join us for an amazing evening of music from the movies, Broadway musicals, and other gems of the repertoire.  The fun begins at 7 p.m. with drinks and large silent auction featuring art, jewelry and numerous treasures. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and show will follow. Proceeds from this event benefit the Choir’s tour to England.  www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:15 am
Anglican Heritage Celebration
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Our program year closes with a celebration of our Anglican heritage.  The choir will sing favourite hymns and anthems, and the service will be followed by a high tea.  Ladies are encouraged to wear hats!  www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk, 23507

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 1 pm
St. Bede: Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra
The Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra will close its 12th season with a concert including works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Benjamin Britton, and Fritz Kreisler. This "Celebration of Youth" concert will feature award winning prodigies Ari Han and Romain-Olivier Gray. All are welcome to attend this FREE concert. For more information, please call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road in Williamsburg

Virginia Children’s Chorus Auditions
Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the 2016-2017 season June 7, 11 & 14 and August 20, 22 & 23, 2016. Auditions will be at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by calling our Chorus Manager at (757) 440-9100. We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approx. grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun! To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net. For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

Monday, June 13, 2016, 7:30 - 9 pm
Monday, June 20, 2016, 7:30 – 9 pm

WCG: Singers' Summer Workshop
The Williamsburg Choral Guild presents Singers' Summer Workshop, two Monday night sessions focused on honing vocal skills: breath support, posture, enunciation/pronunciation, sight-reading, rhythmic accuracy, watching the conductor and being a good choir member.  Anyone who sings with a church choir, community chorus, in a school musical or just for the pure joy of making music will learn from the experts how best the voice can be trained to produce a pleasing -- and the correct -- sound.  Baritone Christopher Mooney, one of the instructors, will provide a relaxed learning environment, and the sessions' outcome will be more confident and skillful singers.  Admission prices are $15 for one session, $20 for both; and the cost includes purchase of Dan Forrest's arrangement of "Be Thou My Vision," which will be used in the lessons.  While attendance at both sessions is encouraged -- the second will build on topics covered on the first night -- participants may attend either one.  For more information, go to www.williamsburgchoralguild.org or call (757) 220-1808.   St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg

Monday, June 20, 2016, 7 pm
VCC New Orleans Tour & Farewell Concert
Join the Virginia Children’s Chorus as they say “bon voyage” to Hampton Roads and fly to New Orleans for the Crescent City Choral Festival. We invite your family to attend our “Tour Farewell Concert”, a delightful hour previewing the beautiful melodies we will sing at the Festival. The concert is free and open to the public; free-will donations will be accepted to benefit the Chorus. For information, call the VCC office at 440-9100 or visit www.vachildrenschorus.org Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23505

VAF: Williamsburg Coffee Concerts
Virginia Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Season. The Williamsburg Coffee Concerts feature the Solera Quartet, a unique ensemble whose members consider themselves “artist-entrepreneurs.” When not performing as a quartet, violinists Miki-Sophia Cloud and Tricia Park, violist Molly Carr, and cellist Andrew Janss take leading roles in curating festivals and series, often with socially meaningful themes. Deeply committed to sharing music as an agent for social good, the quartet performs in hospitals, nursing homes, yoga studios, and prisons. where music lovers can hear acclaimed performers and then mingle with the artists over coffee and pastries. Both programs will be hosted by WHRO radio’s evening classical announcer, Raymond James. After the performances, patrons can tour the Winery or enjoy lunch at the Tavern; reservations are recommended. Tickets for Virginia Arts Festival performances are on sale now, online at www.vafest.org, by phone at 757-282-2822, or in person at the Festival Box Office at 440 Bank St., Norfolk. Tickets to the Coffee Concerts at the Williamsburg Winery can also be purchased in person with no service fees at the Williamsburg Municipal Building (Finance Dept.), 401 Lafayette Street, Williamsburg, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm.
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 10:30 am
The Solera Quartet will perform string quartets by Beethoven and Mendelssohn, along with contemporary composer Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte. Williamsburg Winery, 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Friday, June 24, 2016, 10:30 am
The Quartet is joined by two principals from the Virginia Symphony Orchestra: flutist Debra Wendells Cross and harpist Barbara Chapman. The Friday program includes the Dvorak “American” String Quartet, Villa-Lobos’ The Jet Whistle for flute and cello, and 20th century composer Nino Rota’s Sonata for Flute and Harp. Williamsburg Winery, 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Sunday, June 26, 2016, 4 pm
Sing Me a Story
This afternoon of music features soprano Anna Sterrett. Music includes Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos and Knoxville: Summer of 1915 by Samuel Barber. Also on the program are the works of Alexander Alabiev, Leo Delibes, and Darius Milhaud. Accompanying on piano is Stefan Dulcie, Hungars Church's Music Director and Organist. This event is hosted by Hungars Church as a part of their Sunday afternoon concert series and is free and open to the public. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Hungars Episcopal Church, 10107 Bayside Rd., Machipongo, VA

Bass Soloist/Section Leader Position
Paid position for Bass Soloist / Section Leader at Churchland Baptist Church located in the Western Branch borough of Chesapeake. Contact Dr. Dennis R. Price, Director of Music at 757-483-2874 or 757-375-9314. Email: denprice@earthlink.net

VMTA Commissioned Composer Competition Winner
Virginia Beach composer John Winsor has won the Virginia Music Teachers Association (VMTA) Commissioned Composer Competition for 2016. The prize is a joint commission by VMTA and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) for a new work to be premiered during the 2017 VMTA conference. One composer is selected each year for this award, based on anonymously submitted scores. John’s The Faerie Queen was selected this year. It was premiered in 2014 by the North/South Consonance chamber orchestra in New York City. John has won the VMTA award four times before – in 1992 for Hardwick Quartet, in 1994 for Midas Retold, in 2004 for Chamber Symphony, and in 2012 for his Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. He has received over 30 awards as a composer and author. www.john-winsor.com/

Friday, July 1, 2016, 7 pm
Ringmasters in Concert
Benefit for Spirit Rising Backpack Program. The a cappella mens quartet from Sweden is coming to Williamsburg.  The award-winning international champions of Barber Shop style, Ringmasters blends amazing virtuosity with the infectious energy of pop music.  Their vibrant concerts take you from Barber Shop classics to the Mills Brothers, through Simon & Garfunkel to the Beatles and Elvis.  Check out their sound at www.ringmasters.se.  This concert is a fundraiser for a back-to-school readiness program for low income K-12 students, Spirit Rising in King William county. Tickets: $20; Box office: (800)-HISTORY. Call box office or purchase tickets online: www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/plan/calendar/kimball/ringmasters-in-concert Kimball Theater, 424 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Friday, July 1, 2016, 7:30 pm
Norfolk New Music Initiative
Explore the cutting edge of contemporary music here in Norfolk: Twenty-Six Muted Colors for string quartet by local composer Chaz Stuart, Three Poems by Edgar Allan Poe by ODU's Paul S. Kim, and others. Featuring ODU tenor Brian Nedvin, VSO flutist Rachel Ordaz and cellist Jake Fowler, NSU pianist Susan Ha, violists Lisa Sailer and Rebecca Sinclair Kim, and violinists Grant Gilman and Paul Kim. Free admission, donations accepted. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, 4810 Elkhorn Avenue, Norfolk.

July Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Saturday, July 2, 2016, 8 pm
Patriotic Organ Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, July 5, 8 pm
Americana Organ Recital
Suzanne Daniel, Organist from Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown, Virginia
Thursday, July 7, 8 pm
Trumpet, Flute & Organ Recital
Daniel Ireland, Trumpet, Alice Weiland, Flute, & Rebecca Davy, Organ
Saturday, July 9, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Marty Barstow, Organist at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, Virginia
Tuesday, July 12, 8 pm
Flute, Bassoon, Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Suzanne Daniel, Flute & Bassoon, Rebecca Davy, Organ & Harpsichord
Thursday, July 14, 8 pm
Choral Concert
Oasis Chorale, an a cappella Mennonite Choir from across the United States and Canada, Wendell Nisly, Director
Saturday, July 16, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, July 19, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Thursday, July 21, 8 pm
Oboe, Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Melinda McKenzie, Oboe; Rebecca Davy, Organ & Harpsichord
Saturday, July 23, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Tuesday, July 26, 8 pm
Chamber Music Recital
Aurelius String Quartet, an award-winning student string quartet from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and this summer’s Wintergreen Academy Fellowship Quartet
Thursday, July 28, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, July 30, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
July 2, 16, 23, 30 - Rebecca Davy, Organist
July 9 - Sarah Bland, Organist
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am

Sunday, July 3, 2016, 7 pm
St. Bede: Independence Concert
St. Bede Masterworks Concert Series:  Come celebrate the anniversary of our country's independence with a performance of American masterworks by Copland, Ives, Buck, Sousa, and more!  We will honor America with a patriotic potpourri of sing-a-longs and other American folk tunes. Organists Michael Steven Lianos and Aaron Renninger will perform for this scintillating FREE concert. All are welcome.  For more information, please call (757) 229-3631, or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts. Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg

Odyssey Chamber Music Festival
Summer Camp for Young Musicians, July 3 – 17, 2016
Piano, Percussion & Strings

Welcome to the inaugural season of Odyssey Chamber Music Festival, where dedicated chamber music enthusiasts and instructors of the former New York Summer Music Festival (NYSMF) continue working together to coach ensembles and spend quality music time with the participants. Odyssey Festival is 2 weeks, July 3 – 17, 2016 on the campus of University of Missouri in Columbia. Open to musicians age 12-25, Day or Boarding options available. Study both solo and chamber music, with additional classes. Work with faculty members with professional distinctions from the Curtis Institute, Eastman School, Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music and Yale University. The festival is open to musicians ages 12-25 for strings (violin, viola, cello), piano and percussion players only this year. DVD audition is required with the application deadline, due May 1. Chamber music is pre-assigned on June 1 for applications received before May 1, however you may apply through June 1. Contact the Festival for more information: www.OdysseyFestival.org (573) 825-0079 info@odysseyfestival.org

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 1 pm
NARO: Royal Opera House Boris Godunov
This beloved opera is inspired by the true story of the Russian Tsar who ruled the country at the end of the 16th century. Boris comes to power by supposedly murdering the true heir, the nine-year-old Tsarevich Dmitry. This new production directed by Richard Jones of Mussorgsky's opera is conducted by Antonia Pappano. Interwoven with Russian icons and Eastern folklore, this haunting and political opera is a drama of conscience and oppression where the characters are pushed to their very limits. (160 mins). With an opening introduction by Dr. Glenn 'Doc Opera' Winters. Presented with Virginia Opera. Doors open at 12:40 pm  Visit http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/boris-godunov-by-richard-jones All seats are $10. Tickets available at the box-office 20 minutes before showtime. No advance ticket sales.  NARO Expanded Cinema, 1507 Colley Ave., Norfolk

Friday, July 15, 2016, 1 pm
Thomas Pandolfi, piano
The Sine Nomine Series in partnership with the York County Senior Center presents Thomas Pandolfi. Mr. Pandolfi is an exciting piano virtuoso sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique.  His programs feature both beloved masterpieces from Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Liszt, etc., and familiar “pops” compositions such as Rhapsody in Blue, Warsaw Concerto, and the James Bond Concerto. he program is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be accepted to help support the concert series.  A reception following the program will provide an opportunity to meet and talk with the Mr. Pandolfi, and purchase recordings.  Call St. Mark Lutheran Church (898-4395) for additional information. St. Mark Lutheran Church, 118 Old York-Hampton Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692

Friday, July 15, 2016, 8 pm
Saturday, July 16, 2016, 8 pm
Sunday, July 17, 2016, 3 pm
Friday, July 22, 2216, 8 pm
Saturday, July 23, 2016, 8 pm
Sunday, July 24, 2016, 3 pm

TNCC: Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore
Thomas Nelson Community College presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore. See Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic nautical comedy about sailors, love, politics - and babies - in this fully-staged production with live orchestral accompaniment presented by Thomas Nelson Community College Department of Performing Arts. Tickets: $17/Adults; $15/students, seniors, children, military. Tickets may be purchased online, and more information may be found at tncc.edu/performingarts  Mary T. Christian Auditorium, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, VA 23670 

Baritone/Bass & Soprano Positions
Baritone/Bass & Soprano section leaders (paid positions).  One Sunday service; with rehearsal prior to.  Occasional special services. Wycliffe Presbyterian Church. 1445 N. Great Neck Rd., VB. For details contact Sandi at sbilly@vwc.edu

TCC Chorale
Are you looking for a choral group to sing with?  The Tidewater Community College Chorale welcomes community singers 18 to 80+ in all sections!  We are an open enrollment SATB mixed chorus rehearsing on the TCC Norfolk campus.  No audition is required.  Although some choral singing experience is helpful, we welcome karaoke & shower singers as well.  If you've ever wanted to sing, we're your group!  We meet Monday & Wednesday, 11:00 to 12:30 PM.  Our concerts are presented in TCC's beautiful Roper Performing Arts Center in downtown Norfolk.
In honor of Robert Shaw's 100th anniversary, we'll be singing two of his Many Moods of Christmas suites on our fall program, as well as other seasonal pieces.
To join us, simply register for MUS 137 - Chorus, a 1 cr. hr. fine arts elective course, at any TCC registration center.  Senior citizens may qualify for tuition reduction - speak with a counselor at any TCC registration center to find out if you qualify. To join us, simply register for MUS 137 - Chorus, a 1 cr. hr. fine arts elective course, at any TCC registration center.  Senior citizens may qualify for tuition reduction - speak with a counselor at any TCC registration center to find out if you qualify. Got questions or need additional information?  Email dwarren@tcc.edu or call 757-399-5716.

Friday, July 22, 2016, 8 pm
Songs of Maurice Ravel
Join the Cantabile Project for a recital featuring the seductive song cycles Chansons madécasses and Don Quichotte à Dulcinée. Also on the program are the rarely performed Histoire naturelles, humorous songs about animals in a recitative-like setting of French prose. And we could never leave out the beautiful Cing melodies populaires grecques. This is a program you don’t want to miss by one of our favorite French composers. Mark your calendars now for this enchanting evening by some of Hampton Roads finest art song performers! Featuring: Ann Scott Davis, soprano; Gregory Gardner, baritone; Erin Hannon, soprano; Kathryn Kelly, soprano; Shelly Milam Ratcliff, soprano; Susan Ha, collaborative pianist. http://cantabileproject.org/ Suggestion donation is $20 for adults and $10 for students. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Ave, Norfolk VA 23505

Sunday, July 24, 2016, 7:30 pm
I Want Magic: An Evening with Tiffany Haas
Join Broadway star of "Wicked" Tiffany Haas as she presents her new solo cabaret “I Want Magic.” This unforgettable evening will feature Broadway favorites, classical arias and beloved standards from the American Songbook, woven together to create a musical story about the journey of having a dream and doing whatever it takes to achieve it. Don’t miss this celebration of the magical moments dreams are made of. Tickets: https://fergusoncenter.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=364 Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts,Newport News

TSVI Master Classes
The Torggler Summer Vocal Institute is a prestigious two-week residency program for emerging young singers who wish to train with world-renowned vocal pedagogues and performers each summer. TSVI is made possible by a generous gift from George and Mary Torggler, retired entrepreneurs and longtime supporters of the arts and education, and in partnership with RIVERSIDE Performing Arts Medicine. These masterclasses are free and open to the public.*Please note that all questions and interactions with our guest artists  are intended solely for our TSVI participants. For more information, visit http://cnu.edu/tsvinstitute/
Monday, July 25, 10:30 am & 4 pm
Tuesday, July 26, 10:30 am & 4 pm
Wednesday, July 27, 10:30 am and 4 pm
Thursday, July 28, 10:30 am & 4 pm
Friday, July 29, 10:30 am

Masterclasses with Gary Kline
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama Theater Rehearsal Hall
Tuesday, July 26, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, July 27, 7:30 pm

Masterclasses with Christine Brewer
Grammy Award-winning American Soprano Music and Theatre Hall
Friday, July 29, 4 pm
Mandy Patinkin & Nathan Gunn Masterclass
Music and Theatre Hall
Monday, August 1, 10:30 am & 4 pm
Tuesday, August 2,10:30 am & 4 pm
Wednesday, August 3, 10:30 am & 4 pm
Thursday, August 4, 10:30 am & 4 pm
Friday, August 5, 10:30 am

Masterclasses with Constanza Cuccaro
Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University Music and Theatre Hall
Friday, August 5, 8:30 am
Friday, August 5, 4 pm

Masterclasses with Deke Sharon
”The Father of Contemporary A Capella" 8:30: Concert Hall. 4:00: Music and Theatre Hall

VWC Worship and Music Conference Events
All of the following evening events are offered as part of Virginia Wesleyan College's Sacred Music Summer Conference presented by The Center for Sacred Music. For details on the conference, which offers some 45 workshop sessions led by 17 nationally known clinicians and VWC faculty (July 25-30), see www.vwc.edu/csmsummer. The community is welcomed to the following - no reservations necessary
Monday, July 25, 7:30 pm
A Service of Christian Prayer using the music of Taizé
Free. Monumental Chapel, VWC, 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk/Va Beach
Tuesday, July 26, 7 pm
Are You Legal?  Copyright for Church Musicians
Rob Monath, attorney / lecture with questions & answers. $10 per person at the door, or $40 for a group of 5 from the same church. Hofheimer Theater, Fine Arts – VWC campus, 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk/VA Beach
Wednesday, July 27, 7:30 pm
Sing to the Lord a New Song: Reclaiming the Earth in Worship
Dr. John Behnke conducts a massed handbell bell choir including the choirs of Community United Methodist, Great Bridge United Methodist Church, Great Bridge Presbyterian, and Virginia Beach United Methodist; Dr. Paul Galbreath of Union Seminary-Charlotte gives the reflection; Rev. Brandon Nichols of Waverly Chapel-UMC is worship leader; Billye Brown Youmans, soprano soloist; Jason Evans, organist. Donations accepted. Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake
Thursday, July 28, 7:30 pm
Let Heavenly Music Fill this Place
Dr. Charles Callahan, organist, leads a festival sing-along of well-known hymns, and features his own voluntary and postlude arrangements on the various hymntunes. Donations accepted. First Presbyterian Church, 300 36th Street, Virginia Beach
Saturday, July 30, 7:30 pm
Finale: Sing to the Lord with Cheerful Voice
Dr. Tim Sharpe, Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association, conducts the 90-voice Wesleyan Festival Chorus in a concert of sacred classics such as Handel's "Zadok the Priest," to contemporary selections such as Coleman's jazz infused "The Trumpet Sounds Within-a My Soul," Chilcott's "The Gift to be Simple" and movements from Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna." Dr Bryson Mortensen, baritone soloist; Dr. Stephen Z. Cook, organist; and the Wesleyan Festival Brass led by Lawrence Clemens. Suggested donation: $10 per person. Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk

Saturday, July 30, 2016, 8 pm
Mandy Patinkin & Nathan Gunn, Julie Jordan Gunn & Adam Ben-David, Piano
Two Worlds. One Stage. Broadway legend Mandy Patinkin and opera super-star Nathan Gunn combine their musical talents to create a unique and powerful evening. Mandy Patinkin, one of the most versatile and compelling actors, singers, and storytellers of our time, originated Broadway roles in Evita and Sunday in the Park With George, and stars in the critically acclaimed Showtime series “Homeland” and past CBS series “Chicago Hope” and “Criminal Minds.” His many movie performances include roles in Yentl, Dick Tracy, and The Princess Bride. Nathan Gunn has made a reputation as one of the most exciting and in-demand baritones of the day. He has appeared in internationally renowned opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, and Paris Opera and as a concert artist with symphony orchestras around the globe. His solo recordings include Just Before Sunrise and American Anthem. Tickets: $97 | $77 | $67 | $57 | $37 https://fergusoncenter.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=1168 Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts,

Virginia Choral Society Auditions
VCS is scheduling auditions for all voice parts for its 2016-2017 season on Saturday, July 30 and Saturday, August 6, 2016. Membership is open to high schoolers and adults. Singers should possess at least basic music reading skills. For an appointment and more information, please call Tricia Fielding: (C) (703) 939-1602 or visit www.vachoralsociety.org. The Virginia Choral Society is a community-based choral group of 80-100 voices which currently presents three major concert series each year; one series in the fall, one during the winter holiday season, and one in the spring. VCS sings a wide variety of repertoire. At any given concert, you might hear Broadway choruses, a large choral-orchestral work, jazz standards, folk songs, traditional favorites, or a commissioned work from a local composer. VCS is home-based in Newport News, Virginia, and performs throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

TSVI Master Classes
The Torggler Summer Vocal Institute is a prestigious two-week residency program for emerging young singers who wish to train with world-renowned vocal pedagogues and performers each summer. TSVI is made possible by a generous gift from George and Mary Torggler, retired entrepreneurs and longtime supporters of the arts and education, and in partnership with RIVERSIDE Performing Arts Medicine. These masterclasses are free and open to the public.*Please note that all questions and interactions with our guest artists  are intended solely for our TSVI participants. For more information, visit http://cnu.edu/tsvinstitute/
Monday, August 1, 10:30 am & 4 pm
Tuesday, August 2,10:30 am & 4 pm
Wednesday, August 3, 10:30 am & 4 pm
Thursday, August 4, 10:30 am & 4 pm
Friday, August 5, 10:30 am

Masterclasses with Constanza Cuccaro
Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University Music and Theatre Hall
Friday, August 5, 8:30 am
Friday, August 5, 4 pm

Masterclasses with Deke Sharon
”The Father of Contemporary A Capella" 8:30: Concert Hall. 4:00: Music and Theatre Hall

HRMB: 2016 Spring/Summer Concert Series
The Hampton Roads Metro Band is the area’s oldest community band having been founded in 1930 as the Norfolk Fire Division Band. Over the years, the band has evolved into one of the finest performing organizations in the Hampton Roads area. All performances of the band are free and open to the public. The band’s Music Director and Conductor is Mr. Dick Schroeder, a former band director at Norfolk’s Granby High School and a retired U.S. Army Trumpet player. The band’s Assistant Conductor is Mr. Ralph Spoettle, french horn section leader and owner/operator of KBD Systems of Virginia Beach. The band’s website is www.hrmetroband.org 
Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 6 pm
Town Center Plaza, Virginia Beach. FREE
Sunday, August 7, 2016, Time TBA
Marian Manor, 5345 Marian Lane, Virginia Beach. FREE

August Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Carina Sturdy, Organist from Williamsburg, Virginia
Saturday, August 6, 8 pm
Organ Recital
Dr. John Lowe, Organist from Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Florida
Tuesday, August 9, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, August 13, 8 pm
Harp Recital
Rachel Knight, Harpist from the University of Arizona
Tuesday, August 16, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, August 20, 8 pm
Chamber Orchestra Concert
Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia Chamber Ensemble from Washington, DC, Jeffrey Sean Dokken, Director
Tuesday, August 23, 8 pm
Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish
Saturday, August 27, 8 pm
Organ & Vocal Recital
Tom Bailey, Organist at Emmanuel Church at Brook Hill in Richmond, Virginia & Jennifer Piazza-Pick, Soprano
Tuesday, August 30, 8 pm
Organ & Oboe Recital
Deborah Carr, Organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hampton, Virginia & Melinda McKenzie, Oboist
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary, Saturdays @ 10:00 am
August 6 - Sarah Bland, Organist
August 13 & 20Thomas Marshall, Organist
August 27 - Rebecca Davy, Organist

Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 1 pm
NARO: Royal Opera House Lucia Di Lammermoor
Donizetti's Italian masterpiece is directed by Katie Mitchell and set in the 1840s. It is the timeless drama about a woman who must reject the man she loves and in order to save the family's fortune, succumbs to an arranged marriage. Diana Damrau sings the tragic role of Lucia with American tenor Charles Castronovo singing the role of Edgardo. (170 mins). With an opening introduction by Dr. Glenn 'Doc Opera' Winters. Presented with Virginia Opera. Doors open at 12:40 pm  Visit http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/lucia-di-lammermoor-by-katie-mitchell All seats are $10. Tickets available at the box-office 20 minutes before showtime. No advance ticket sales.  NARO Expanded Cinema, 1507 Colley Ave., Norfolk

Friday, August 5, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 7, 2016, 4 pm
Friday, August 12, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 14, 2016, 4 pm

TOI: The Summer of Menotti
Tidewater Opera Initiative is thrilled to present a double bill of Menotti's modern masterpieces: The Old Maid and The Thief and The Medium. Written by 20th century Italian-American composer and librettist, Gian Carlo Menotti, these lyrical and provocative one acts examine powerful women and their dynamic relationships. The Old Maid and The Thief cast: Mrs. Todd-- Arna Majcher, Bob-- Marshall Severin, Laetitia-- Anna Feucht, Miss Pinkerton-- Kristian Bucy. The Medium cast: Monica-- Kathryn Kelly; Toby-- Bradley Fielding; Baba-- Adriane Kerr; Mrs. Gobineau-- Bridget Cooper; Mr. Gobineau-- Marshall Severin; Mrs. Nolan-- Nerissa Thompson. Want to stay up to date with our latest goings on? Make sure you like us on Facebook and check out our website www.TOIVA.org for pictures, recordings, and other fun updates as we ramp up for our August shows! We're participating in Give Local 757, a one day philanthropy event for Hampton Roads non-profits, and we need your help! Your gift on May 3rd will help us reach our goal of $500 and support local musicians! Visit www.GiveLocal757.org for more information. Aug 5 & 7: Black Box Theater, Governor's School for the Arts, 254 Granby Street, Norfolk. Aug 12 & 14: Zeider's American Dream Theater, 4573 Bank Street (Towne Centre), Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 8 pm
Filharmonic
This group of Filipino-American youngsters featured in NBC’s hit musical competition “The Sing-Off” have much to sing about. Making the semi-finals, finishing the first “Sing-Off” national tour, and being featured in the movie “Pitch Perfect 2” is just the kickoff to their amazing journey!  Combining talents from a wide variety of performing arts backgrounds including pop, a cappella, jazz, opera, theater and classical, The Filharmonic honors their Filipino heritage through incredibly nuanced performances that are both moving and a joy to experience. http://www.thefilharmonic.com/ Tickets: $35. https://fergusoncenter.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=1174 Music & Theatre Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts,Newport News

Sunday, August 7, 2016, 4 pm
Sunday's at Four: Terrific Teen Talent
The ninth annual Terrific Teen Talent showcase will feature six outstanding teenage musicians already recognized for their excellence and dedication to their art: two sopranos, a clarinetist, flutist, pianist, and a violinist. This is always a most satisfying and delightful afternoon. A reception to meet these young artists follows the program. Please plan to give generously to support this on-going opportunity for young musicians, as well as the SAF Nelson Linaburg Scholarship fund. Free will offering concert. Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, VA

Cantori Choral Ensemble Auditions
Cantori Choral Ensemble announces auditions for the fall season.  Based in Williamsburg, Cantori is a small (14 – 16 voices) choral ensemble which has become known for its very high musical standards and excellence.  Those interested in auditioning should hold degrees in music or have extensive musical training, including vocal and choral experience.  Rehearsals are held on selected Sunday afternoons, with the fall season culminating in two Christmas concerts.  The centerpiece for this year’s Christmas concert is the Rutter Magnificat. Auditions will be held in August, and may be arranged by contacting the Director, Agnes French, at jpk.alf@cox.net or at 757-345-6355.  Further information about Cantori may be found on our web site:  www.cantoriwilliamsburg.org.

Virginia Choral Society Auditions
VCS is scheduling auditions for all voice parts for its 2016-2017 season on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Membership is open to high schoolers and adults. Singers should possess at least basic music reading skills. For an appointment and more information, please call Tricia Fielding: (C) (703) 939-1602 or visit www.vachoralsociety.org. The Virginia Choral Society is a community-based choral group of 80-100 voices which currently presents three major concert series each year; one series in the fall, one during the winter holiday season, and one in the spring. VCS sings a wide variety of repertoire. At any given concert, you might hear Broadway choruses, a large choral-orchestral work, jazz standards, folk songs, traditional favorites, or a commissioned work from a local composer. VCS is home-based in Newport News, Virginia, and performs throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 7:30 pm
Symphonicity: Getting to Know You - The Music of Broadway
Symphony by the Sea Series. Guest conductor John Brewington will lead the orchestra in this delightful outdoor concert. The concert features music from “Les Misérables”, “Phantom of the Opera”, and “Wicked”. Soprano Regina Rossi will sing. Bring a chair and enjoy this music under the stars! Free. For more information, visit: https://www.neptunefestival.com/events/symphony-by-the-sea-series-2/ 31st Street Stage, Oceanfront, Virginia Beach

Sunday, August 14, 2016, 4 pm
Mid-Summer Chamber Concert - The Acosta/Migliozzi/Walsh Trio
The trio of Aníbal Acosta (Guitar), Anastasia Migliozzi (Viola), and Stephen Walsh (Piano and Recorders) will perform a program of varied chamber music, drawn from the 18th through the 21st centuries, for recorder, piano, viola and guitar.  Composers represented include J. S. Bach, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Augustín Barrios and other lesser known yet wonderful composers. This trio has performed regularly in Hampton Roads for many years in venues such as the Chandler Recital Hall (ODU), the Williamsburg Public Library and the Kaufman Theatre (Chrysler Museum).  They have appeared as a featured ensemble with the Norfolk Chamber Consort, the Tidewater Classical Guitar Society, the Norfolk Bach Festival and the Virginia Opera Guild. Please take a break from the heat and join them in the air-conditioned comfort of the Chandler Recital Hall, arguably the finest public chamber music venue in Hampton Roads. Free and open to the public. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine Arts Building, Old Dominion University Elkhorn and 49th Street, Norfolk, Virginia

YRSO Auditions
The York River Symphony Orchestra www.yrso.org begins rehearsals this month for its October 9 concert at TNCC Hampton. The orchestra currently has openings for strings, oboe, percussion, bassoon and trombone. Rehearsals are Monday evenings 7-9 pm, usually in York County, but sometimes in Newport News. For more information, call conductor Dr. Eric Reiff at 757-727-5411 during business hours.

Baritone/Bass Section Leader Position
Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach, has an immediate opening for a Baritone/Bass Section Leader.  Weekly rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 - 8:45 pm.  Sunday services are scheduled at 10:15 am, proceeded by a warm up rehearsal at 9:30 am.  Other services include Holy Week, Christmas Eve, Lessons and Carols services and other choral events.  Our salary is $50.00 for each rehearsal and performance. Our applicant should exhibit excellent sight-reading skills. outstanding soloistic voice, prompt and regular attendance, and the ability to serve as a section leader for an amateur choir. Applicants should contact Dr. Martin R. Sunderland, Eastern Shore Chapel Director of Music, at 757-581-4311, or msunderland@easternshorechapel.org.

Professional Instrumentalist/Vocal Soloist Needed
Professional instrumentalist/vocal soloist for music festival at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6001 Granby St. Norfolk, VA 23505 on Friday, October 28, 2016, at 7:30pm. For more information, please contact Music Director, Kai Lin by email to: kailinoh@yahoo.com or call 757-456-0325. 

Enlighten! Energize! Inspire!
Auditions for the 2016-2017 Season of the I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc. will be held 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Mondays-August 15, 22, 29 in the Choir Room of Booker T. Washington High School, 1111 Park Ave., Norfolk. Interested soprano, alto, tenor and bass singers should be prepared to sing a song of their choice in addition to requested vocal exercises. Additional audition opportunities may be arranged by visiting the website www.ishermangreenechorale.org/ The Chorale promotes I. Sherman Greene's legacy through choral performances of time-tested and contemporary music. In recognition of its forty-fifth anniversary, the Chorale is offering a season of celebratory concerts and events.

Bass Soloist / Section Leader Position
Paid Position for Bass Soloist / Section Leader at Churchland Baptist Church located in the Western Branch area of Chesapeake.  Please contact Dr. Dennis R. Price, Director of Music at 757-483-2874  or  757-375-9314.   Email: denprice@earthlink.net

Virginia Children’s Chorus Auditions
Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the 2016-2017 season August 20, 22 & 23, 2016. Auditions will be at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by calling our Chorus Manager at (757) 440-9100. We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approx. grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun! To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

Sunday, August 21, 3 & 7 pm
SEVEN RESPONSES
A major musical event premieres in New York this August:Seven Responses, A dialogue between the 17th and 21st centuries,  across lands and cultures, exploring suffering and joy... featuring The Crossing, Donald Nally, conductor; Quicksilver Baroque, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). Seven illustrious composers from around the world have created musical responses  to Dietrich Buxtehude's 17th-century sacred masterpiece Membra Jesu Nostri Each of Membra Jesu Nostri's seven cantatas contemplates a body part of Christ on the cross and will precede its Response. Part 1: (feet, knees, hands, and side) Buxtehude's Cantatas 1-4 and the responses of: David T. Little, USA (feet); Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Iceland (knees); Caroline Shaws, USA (hands); Hans Thomalla, Germany (side). Part 2: (breast, heart, and face) Buxtehude's Cantatas 5-7 and the responses of: Lewis Spratlan, USA (breast); Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Denmark (heart); Santa Ratniece, Latvia (face). Tickets: $45/$30. For more information and tickets, visit: https://thecrossingchoir.squarespace.com/about-7-responses#artists-page and http://mostlymozart.org/events/ice-seven-responses-part1 3 pm: Part 1; 7 pm: Part 2. Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 5 pm
NYFOS @ North Fork: Killer B's
Capturing the hopes, joys, and struggles of twentieth-century Americans, from the working class to the patrician blue bloods, told entirely by composers whose last names begin with B. Music by Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, William Bolcom, Samuel Barber, Amy Beach, the Beach Boys and others. The singers: Christine Price, soprano; Kelsey Lauritano, mezzo-soprano; Miles Mykkanen, tenor; Alex Rosen, bass; with Steven Blier, pianist/arranger. www.nyfos.org Tickets: $25; general admission. Call Priscilla Bull at 631-323-2720 to reserve.  All tickets will be held at will call. Buy tickets at the door (cash only) an hour before the concert begins. Complimentary reception with the artists to follow. Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skipper's Lane, Orient, NY

Virginia Children’s Chorus Auditions
Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the 2016-2017 season August 22 & 23, 2016. Auditions will be at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by calling our Chorus Manager at (757) 440-9100. We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approx. grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun! To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

Monday, August 22, 2016, 5:30 pm
Monday, August 29, 2016, 5:30 pm

Enlighten! Energize! Inspire!
Auditions for the 2016-2017 Season of the I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc. will be held 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Mondays-August 15, 22, 29 in the Choir Room of Booker T. Washington High School, 1111 Park Ave., Norfolk. Interested soprano, alto, tenor and bass singers should be prepared to sing a song of their choice in addition to requested vocal exercises. Additional audition opportunities may be arranged by visiting the website www.ishermangreenechorale.org/ The Chorale promotes I. Sherman Greene's legacy through choral performances of time-tested and contemporary music. In recognition of its forty-fifth anniversary, the Chorale is offering a season of celebratory concerts and events.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 6:30 pm
TRADOC Jazz Combo
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army Music program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, VA

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 1 pm
NARO: Royal Opera House Werther
Based on the German novel ‘The Sorrows of Young Werther’ by Goethe, this brilliant opera composed by Massenet is full of suppressed desire and family duty. A noted French filmmaker, Benoit Jacquot’s new production is conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars two of opera’s most in-demand talents Vittorio Grigolo and Joyce DiDonato. (180 mins). With an opening introduction by Dr. Glenn 'Doc Opera' Winters. Presented in association with Virginia Opera. Doors open at 12:40 pm  Visit http://www.roh.org.uk/showings/werther-live-2016. All seats are $10. Tickets available at the box-office 20 minutes before showtime. No advance ticket sales. NARO Expanded Cinema, 1507 Colley Ave., Norfolk

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 7:30 pm
Symphonicity: Bond and Beyond
Symphony by the Sea Series.Guest conductor John Brewington will lead the orchestra in this delightful outdoor concert. The concert features music from “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Skyfall”, and “Spiderman”. Soprano Regina Rossi will sing. Bring a chair and enjoy this music under the stars! Free. For more information, visit: https://www.neptunefestival.com/events/symphony-by-the-sea-series-2/ 31st Street Stage, Oceanfront, Virginia Beach

Saturday, August 27, 2016, 7:30 pm
VOA: Opera in the Park
Join Virginia Opera for an evening of opera's greatest hits. Free and open to the public. Music, food, prizes. Door prizes including tickets for opening night, gift certificates from area restaurants and more! All winners will be announced at Intermission during Opera in the Park. No purchase necessary. Must be present to enter and win. Park Opens at 6:00 PM Concert Begins at 7:30 PM For more information about the 59th Annual Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell, call (804)646-1437 or call the Dell hotline at (804)646-DELL. Dogwood Dell in Byrd Park, 6000 S. Blvd., Richmond, VA 23220

Virginia Beach Chorale Auditions
The Virginia Beach Chorale will hold auditions for the 2016-2017 season on Sunday, August 28 at 2:00 p.m. at Heritage United Methodist Church, 815 Baker Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Membership is open to those of high school age and onward. Auditionees should be able to read music comfortably. The audition consists of a prepared solo in any genre, a range test, and a sight-singing exercise. An accompanist is provided, though auditionees are welcome to provide their own accompaniment. No appointment is needed. If you have questions or need more information, contact Dr. Don Krudop, Artistic Director, at 757-635-0905, or via email at dkrudop@mac.com. Please also visit our website: www.virginiabeachchorale.org. The Chorale rehearses on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:30.

Williamsburg Choral Guild Auditions
The Williamsburg Choral Guild, a mixed SATB chorus, is holding auditions for its 2016-2017 season of three concerts.  Auditions will be held by appointment on Monday, August 29, and on Tuesday, September 6, from 4 until 6 p.m. each day.  Conducted by Artistic Director Jay BeVille, the auditions will check an applicant’s basic musicianship, ability to match pitch, sing in tune and sight read a simple piece of music as well as demonstrate his or her voice quality and blend.  Auditions will take place at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg.  Applicants should contact membership chair Danya Zimbauer at danyaz@gmail.com or by calling 757-220-1808.  For information about the Guild’s programs and events, visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org.

HRP Auditions
The Hampton Roads Philharmonic is currently seeking the following for additions to our '16-'17 roster: Section Strings - Violin, Viola, Double Bass. Section Percussion. Winds, Brass, Percussion & Auxiliary instruments are encouraged to apply for per-concert and substitute consideration. We often utilize additional players throughout the season as our instrumentation needs change for certain programs. Interested musicians should visit www.hrphil.org/auditions for more information and to access the online Audition Form. The mission of the Hampton Roads Philharmonic is to inspire, enrich, and connect our community with classical music performed by local musicians.  A diverse and rapidly growing orchestra, the HRP includes active and retired military, music teachers, students, senior citizens, and youth. Our orchestra rehearses weekly, Tuesday nights, 7-9pm in Hampton.  We will be performing four exciting programs throughout our 2016-2017 season throughout Hampton Roads.

Virginia Children’s Chorus Auditions
Do you know a child who loves to sing? The Virginia Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for new students for the 2016-2017 season August 22 & 23, 2016. Auditions will be at Talbot Park Baptist Church, 6919 Granby St., Norfolk. Auditions must be scheduled in advance by calling our Chorus Manager at (757) 440-9100. We welcome boys and girls entering grades 1 to 12 – from young beginners to serious high school singers. We have a choice of Norfolk or Virginia Beach rehearsal sites for singers in the two younger choirs (approx. grades 1 to 7). Group try-outs are available for children entering grades 1 through 3. All students receive excellent voice training and perform in concert while making new friends and having fun! To learn more about how the Virginia Children's Chorus can help your child discover the joys of singing, call 440-9100 or e-mail us at vcccmgr@verizon.net For more details, go to www.vachildrenschorus.org.

Monday, August 29, 2016, 5:30 pm
Enlighten! Energize! Inspire!
Auditions for the 2016-2017 Season of the I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc. will be held 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Mondays-August 15, 22, 29 in the Choir Room of Booker T. Washington High School, 1111 Park Ave., Norfolk. Interested soprano, alto, tenor and bass singers should be prepared to sing a song of their choice in addition to requested vocal exercises. Additional audition opportunities may be arranged by visiting the website www.ishermangreenechorale.org/ The Chorale promotes I. Sherman Greene's legacy through choral performances of time-tested and contemporary music. In recognition of its forty-fifth anniversary, the Chorale is offering a season of celebratory concerts and events.

Monday, August 29, 2016, 4 pm
Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 4 pm

Williamsburg Choral Guild Auditions
The Williamsburg Choral Guild, a mixed SATB chorus, is holding auditions for its 2016-2017 season of three concerts.  Auditions will be held by appointment on Monday, August 29, and on Tuesday, September 6, from 4 until 6 p.m. each day.  Conducted by Artistic Director Jay BeVille, the auditions will check an applicant’s basic musicianship, ability to match pitch, sing in tune and sight read a simple piece of music as well as demonstrate his or her voice quality and blend.  Auditions will take place at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg.  Applicants should contact membership chair Danya Zimbauer at danyaz@gmail.com or by calling 757-220-1808.  For information about the Guild’s programs and events, visit www.williamsburgchoralguild.org.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 7 pm
TRADOC Concert Band
Williamsburg Summer Breeze Concert Series. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army Music program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. Merchants Square, Colonial Williamsburg, VA

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 7 pm
Cantabile Project: Can you Give it for a Song?
Join us for a evening of good food, wine, singing and great artsy conversation at the home of Marc and Theresa Kirchner in Norfolk.  Five of our fine local professional singers will delight you with a variety of vocal music from many genres. Visit our website at cantabileproject.org. For more details please RSVP by August 23, 2016 to cantabileprojectva@gmail.com or leave a message at 757-353-2865 for a return call.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 7:30 pm
VSO: Symphony Under the Stars
Virginia Symphony Orchestra's annual series of outdoor concerts. All are invited to bring family and friends to experience Virginia’s premier professional symphony orchestra performing a family-friendly program of selections that include John Stafford Smith’s Star Spangled Banner, John Williams’ Suite from Jaws and John Philip Sousa’s Hands Across the Sea. The program will also feature a piece by local composer James Hosay titled Rivers of the Chesapeake: The Elizabeth. Free and open to the public. Paradise Ocean Club at Fort Monroe, 509 Fenwick Rd, Fort Monroe, VA 23651

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